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The Resource On the history of the idea of law, Shirley Robin Letwin ; edited by Noel B. Reynolds, (electronic resource)

On the history of the idea of law, Shirley Robin Letwin ; edited by Noel B. Reynolds, (electronic resource)

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On the history of the idea of law
Title
On the history of the idea of law
Statement of responsibility
Shirley Robin Letwin ; edited by Noel B. Reynolds
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Contributor
Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
On the History of the Idea of Law is the first book ever to trace the development of the philosophical theory of law from its first appearance in Plato's writings to today. Professor Letwin finds important and positive insights and tensions in the theories of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Hobbes. She finds confusions and serious errors introduced by Cicero, Aquinas, Bentham, and Marx. She harnesses the insights of H. L. A. Hart and especially Michael Oakeshott to mount a devastating attack on the late twentieth-century theories of Ronald Dworkin, the Critical Legal Studies movement, and feminist jurisprudence. In all of this, Professor Letwin finds the rule of law to be the key to modern liberty and the standard of justice. This is the final work of the distinguished historian and theorist Shirley Robin Letwin, a major figure in the revival of Conservative thought and doctrine from 1960 onwards, who died in 1993. --
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Letwin, Shirley Robin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Reynolds, Noel B.
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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Law
Label
On the history of the idea of law, Shirley Robin Letwin ; edited by Noel B. Reynolds, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511490613
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Editor's preface; Introduction; Part I. Law Anchored to a Cosmic Order: 1. Plato; 2. Aristotle; 3. Cicero; Part II. The Christian Revision: 4. St Augustine; 5. St Thomas Aquinas; Part III. The Modern Quest: 6. Thomas Hobbes; 7. John Locke; 8. Immanuel Kent; 9. Jeremy Bentham; Part IV. The Significance of Rules: 10. From historical jurisprudence to realism; 11. The Defense of Rules; Part V. The Idea of Law Repudiated: 12. Marxist Theories; 13. Political jurisprudence 1; 14. Political jurisprudence 2; Part VI. New Foundations: 15. A skeptical jurisprudence; 16. Postscript; Index
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CR9780511490613
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 352 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511490613
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)63904090
Label
On the history of the idea of law, Shirley Robin Letwin ; edited by Noel B. Reynolds, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511490613
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editor's preface; Introduction; Part I. Law Anchored to a Cosmic Order: 1. Plato; 2. Aristotle; 3. Cicero; Part II. The Christian Revision: 4. St Augustine; 5. St Thomas Aquinas; Part III. The Modern Quest: 6. Thomas Hobbes; 7. John Locke; 8. Immanuel Kent; 9. Jeremy Bentham; Part IV. The Significance of Rules: 10. From historical jurisprudence to realism; 11. The Defense of Rules; Part V. The Idea of Law Repudiated: 12. Marxist Theories; 13. Political jurisprudence 1; 14. Political jurisprudence 2; Part VI. New Foundations: 15. A skeptical jurisprudence; 16. Postscript; Index
Control code
CR9780511490613
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 352 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511490613
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)63904090

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